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alwaysworking

06:17AM | 10/09/06
Member Since: 10/08/06
3 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I am considering adding a bathroom in my basement family/media room and am concerned about connecting a new sewer drain line into my main house copper sewer line. Can I run PVC to this line and if so, how do I connect? Thanks for the help.

Sylvan

12:30PM | 10/09/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1567 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Anything can be done but why would you want to use a cheap material and bring down the value of your home?

Did you check your local codes as many do not allow plastic because of the liability involved with it

alwaysworking

01:59PM | 10/09/06
Member Since: 10/08/06
3 lifetime posts
So far, I have only been able to find PVC drain line in any local stores. I assume noone uses copper for drains anymore, but it was in style in the late 60s when my home was built. Since I will be cutting through concrete and digging below the floor surface, this plumbing will not be seen by anyone, ever. So, I'm not sure why I would use copper unless there is no way to join the PVC to the copper. I was hoping perhaps there was some specil joint I could find or someone could tell be if there is a joint compound to bond copper to PVC.

Sylvan

03:56PM | 10/09/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1567 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Have you considered NO HUB cast Iron?

If one should use NHCI there are Mission couplings NOT Fernco (junk) and use a NH long turn tee why (wye and 1/8th bend) 45 degree fitting out of a wye then use a copper x NH mission coupling and attach the copper with one of the mission couplings.

Check local codes as far as the CI is concerned and means of adapting

BY THE WAY under ground you may find it is cast iron and the copper connected to it

alwaysworking

04:19AM | 10/10/06
Member Since: 10/08/06
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the helpful considerations. Sounds like I need to dig this up to see what is below my concrete. Thanks again.

Sylvan

10:20AM | 10/10/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1567 lifetime posts
Me_office1
After you find exactly what is under ground (I will you you coffee and a donut) that it is cast iron then I can possibly help you in the new connection

Sylvan

10:21AM | 10/10/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1567 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Should have said I will BET you coffee and a donut

heavyg

01:10PM | 10/26/06
Member Since: 10/24/06
1 lifetime posts
I have done this many times. The easiest way is to sweat a male fitting at the end of the copper, then get a female pvc connector. this screws onto the copper fitting, then all you do is add pvc to the other end which accepts your pvc pipe. Caution do not attach white and black plastic pipe by "welding" together, it will fail.

happy plumbing.
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